Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of British, Finnish, and Japanese civil servants: role of job demand, control, and work hours.

@article{Sekine2009SocioeconomicII,
  title={Socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning of British, Finnish, and Japanese civil servants: role of job demand, control, and work hours.},
  author={Michikazu Sekine and Tarani Chandola and Pekka Martikainen and Michael Marmot and Sadanobu Kagamimori},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={69 10},
  pages={1417-25}
}
This study aims to evaluate whether the pattern of socioeconomic inequalities in physical and mental functioning as measured by the Short Form 36 (SF-36) differs among employees in Britain, Finland, and Japan and whether work characteristics contribute to some of the health inequalities. The participants were 7340 (5122 men and 2218 women) British employees, 2297 (1638 men and 659 women) Japanese employees, and 8164 (1649 men and 6515 women) Finnish employees. All the participants were civil… CONTINUE READING

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